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Britain's EU nominee set to take on security portfolio

Britain's ambassador to France is set to take up a newly created European Union security portfolio, the EU's executive arm announced Tuesday.

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker wants Julian King to lead the institution's fight against terrorism, organized crime and radicalization.

The post shares some tasks held by the commissioner for home affairs and migration issues but avoids any major activities that could be linked to Britain's negotiations on leaving the EU in coming years.

King is a career diplomat who has spent several years working at EU headquarters in Brussels.

He was nominated for commissioner after Jonathan Hill resigned in the wake...

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